What causes autism?


What causes autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder, known colloquially as ''autism'' is a developmental disorder typically diagnosed in childhood. It's characterized by an inability to process social information as well as by narrow interests and self-stimulating behaviors. It is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association.

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The cause of Autism spectrum disorder is not completely known, however, research indicates that it has some genetic heritability. In addition, the...

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Autism: Causes, Signs, and Management

from Pathophysiology Textbook

Chapter 6 / Lesson 15

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